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The Diary of a Young Girl : The Definitive Edition

By Anne Frank

The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank's diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This new edition restores diary entries omitted from the original edition, revealing a new depth to Anne's dreams, irritations, hardships, and passions. Anne emerges as more real, more human, and more vital than ever. If you've never read this remarkable autobiography, do so. If you have read it, you owe it to yourself to read it again.

Details:
Paperback, 1335 pages Reissue edition (March 1997)
Bantam Books; ISBN: 0553577123
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Visions of a Compassionate World

Translated by Yehoshua Starrett
Foreword by David Zeller

Visions of a Compassionate World is a practical guide for spiritual development that addresses the whole person: Mind, body and soul. In an age of self-discovery and search for awareness, this dynamic work from a half-century ago brings clarity through meditation, guided imagery, psychology, and kabbalah. With its uplifting message of universal peace, Visions of a Compassionate World reveals a spiritual path, away from ego-traps and self-centered consciousness, toward the pursuit of a more compassionate life.

Details:
Hardcover, 189 pages, ISBN 965-7108-22-5, cost: $20.00 (80 NIS in Israel)
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Purim: Its Observance And Significance

by Rabbi Avie Gold


A bonanza of Purim treats, this book will add new and deeper meaning and understanding to everyone's celebration of this festive holiday.

A holiday of delirious joy, of friendship, of charity, of brotherhood, of rededication to the ideals of Judaism - all of these are Purim. It is the first festival marking a miracle that came about after destruction and exile, at a time when Jews wondered if they were still bound by the ancient covenant with the Creator Who had cast them out. Then came the hidden miracle of Purim, proving that the destiny of Israel always remains valid - even when it seems to be hiding in the shadows of history.

This book, part of the popular ArtScroll Holiday Series, draws together several elements of the day's history, underlying meaning, and observances. It is a selection from many sources, each of its sections filled with information and inspiration that, in combination, will add flavor to the day for any reader.




Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self
by Rebecca Walker
Riverhead Books; ISBN: 1573221694

When Mel Leventhal married Alice Walker during the civil rights movement in the late 1960s, his mother declared him dead and did not reconcile until after the birth of her first grandchild. After Mel and Alice divorced, their daughter, Rebecca, alternated homes every two years, spending time in Mississippi, Brooklyn, San Francisco's Haight Ashbury, Washington, D.C., the Bronx, and suburban Westchester. With each new place came a new identity and desperate attempts to fit in: as white or black, as Puerto Rican or Jewish, as a party girl, a fighter, or a lover. Confused, and mostly alone, she turned to sex, drugs, books, and a cast of dangerous and thrilling characters.





The Half-Jewish Book : A Celebration

by Daniel M. Klein, Freke Vuijst
Hardcover - 256 pages (September 19, 2000)
Villard Books; ISBN: 0375503854 ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.13 x 8.57 x 5.81




















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